Is There Really a Choice?

I’ll be honest, there have been several times where I truly wanted to throat punch someone who said to me that happiness is a choice. I often thought to myself, “how in the world is it as easy as saying that I choose to be happy when I feel so bad?” I have even told myself several times, “just make a decision to be happy!”

Ugh, if only it were that easy!

It didn’t matter how many times I told myself that I was going to be happy, the weight of the reality I was facing and the feelings I felt weighed more in comparison to that choice.

I finally realized though, it really is as simple as making a choice. I can wake up each day and entertain all of the feelings I am faced with, all of the thoughts floating around in my head or, I could just tell myself that none of those things matter and it was going to be a good day. Now, I might have to tell myself that very same thing 20 times in that same day but, the attitude I was choosing was much better than the alternative!

Long story short, here is what I tell myself now: “Joni, you either trust God or you don’t.” So yeah, it’s not easy but I am making a conscious decision every day to put my trust in the one who actually has a say in what happens!

One day at a time. Sometimes, one hour or even, one minute at a time.

12 comments

  1. That’s awesome. Happy for you!

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  2. I think you should do more writing about this! 😊

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  3. I often feel this way too. It’s been difficult especially these last few days to trust God’s plan for me. But I remind myself that faith is not hoping God will get you to where you need to be, it’s believeing that he will! I hope you find happiness somewhere along the way of loving him and all the things he’s done to let us be alive πŸ™‚

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    • Joni says:

      Aww this is so sweet! Yes, you are so right; we have to see those things that are not as though they are! It’s not an easy thing to do, for sure. But, blessing comes from obedience. Hoping those eyes become and stay happy ones! ❀️

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  4. DGHDelgado says:

    Happiness may be a choice. I don’t know. But joy… Joy is a gift.

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  5. J. M. Galindo says:

    Trusting God is the surest choice. Reason and anger need to submit to faith in Him alone. Honestly, other choices are pale when it comes to real joy

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  6. Linda says:

    Trusting God—you have the key. Saying a prayer for you that this process will get easier.

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